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Barry Moor

School of art - Barry Moor

Managing Director, Cameron-Price Ltd

Graduated in 1994

Barry Moor moved from art to industrial design at Birmingham City University, which led to a high-flying career in the automotive industry, where he is now managing director of a £5 million-turnover business which supplies hi-tech components for car manufacturers around the world.

Having always been interested in art and design, he pursued this through Bournville College of Art (part of the University) and then onto the University of Central English (now Birmingham City University), where he completed an Industrial Design Engineering degree in 1994.

“Add in the facilities at the University and the fact that it is located in the second city with all the regeneration taking place at present with amenities such as the ICC, NIA, NEC, The Bullring, rail and airport facilities, and it’s difficult to imagine wanting to have studied anywhere else.”

After leaving the University, he moved to Cameron-Price, a world-class manufacturer of precision components for automotive manufacturers around the world, and has been there ever since. The firm employs 38 staff and turns over £5 million, supplying high-precision injection-moulded components for steering, braking, suspension and engine management systems for automotive companies all over the world.

In his early years in the role, he was instrumental in setting up the firm’s design and development capability and, for a period in the late 1990s when the car manufacturers pushed the design and development of products down the supply chain, he and his colleagues successfully grew the business with many innovative new ideas.

He added: “The core business has always been automotive based and, following several promotions, I am now managing director – a role that involves setting the strategy and targets within the sales, production, quality control and manufacturing departments. I am accountable for all commercial and operational decisions within the plant and for meeting customer and board requirements.”